The US FDA is still trying to undermine the validity of Acupuncture and Herbalism. Help us stop it! Our medicine has been around 2,000 years (it's been around longer than Western Medicine), and they claim it doesn't work? - Sabrina M

April 6, 2007

Your Action is Urgently Needed

The US FDA is at it again. They have been notorious for decades for
their biased attacks and uneven handling of natural,
non-drug/surgery/radiation based health options. This time, though,
they are playing for keeps.

The goal is simple: through a "Guidance" about the regulation of
"CAM" (which they conveniently define as "Complementary and
Alternative MEDICINE" the FDA hopes to serve the interests of Big
Pharma by eliminating all CAM practices and products. ALL of them.

Here's how this deadly game is played:

1. By using the term "Medicine" rather than "Modality" for CAM
practices, the FDA sets the stage so that anyone who is not a
licensed physician is breaking the law by using these modalities
since they are therefore 'practicing medicine without a license'.

2. By using the term "treatment" rather than "therapy", the FDA
limits those who can perform these practices to licensed physicians
and, again, anyone who is not a licensed physician is breaking the
law by using these modalities since only licensed practitioners can
treat. So people using these modalities are therefore 'practicing
medicine without a license'.

3. By using the terms "Medicine" and "treatment" instead of
"Modalities" and "therapy", all substances, including vitamins,
minerals, herbs, co-factors, etc., automatically become untested
drugs since they are being used to prevent, treat, mitigate or cure
disease states. Such use can only legally take place with FDA
approved drugs.

Here's How We Protect CAM Practices, Practitioners and Products

Numbers. Sheer volume of response. Nothing more and nothing less. NOW
is the time to act. Our window of opportunity slams shut on April 30,


That is the link which allows you to send a comment directly to the
FDA about their deadly "Guidance". Will it matter? Yes, if millions
of people respond. So I am asking you to take this "viral".

Here is what you need to do NOW if you value your freedom:

1. Click on the link below and add your name to the letter. When you
click "Send" it will be electronically delivered to the FDA docket
site and posted.

2. Write a brief note (or copy the information in this email)
including this link , http://tinyurl.com/2u7ghc,
and mail it to every one you can. In your email please:

a. Include everyone you know and tell them that their freedom to
choose their own health modalities and options is under serious

b. Send the same email to the the companies which make the vitamins,
minerals and herbs you use and ask them to send it out to their
entire mailing list.

c. Impress upon the people you contact that we are facing a virulent
and highly organized assault on ALL natural products and procedures
because they do not feed the pharmaceutical coffers and that their
help is crucial.


If you have ever thought about taking action to protect your health
freedom, NOW is the time to do it.

If you have never thought about taking action, now is the time to
think about it and do it.

In my opinion, this is a full blown assault on your rights and mine
to opt for strategies which use natural options and procedures.


That's our goal. Two weeks, five million comments to the FDA, all
asserting our fundamental right to control our own health.

Can we do it? It's up to you.

Here's the link:


The future of natural health and health freedom is literally in our

Yours in health and freedom,

Rima E. Laibow, MD

Medical Director

Natural Solutions Foundation